Review

Pokémon Scarlet and Violet are the most feature-rich entries in years

Game Freak has delivered what feels like the future of the series, although with some performance woes

Key Credits
Junichi Masuda (Exec Producer), Toby Fox (Composer)
4 / 5
Pokémon Scarlet and Violet are the most feature-rich entries in years

Every decision Scarlet and Violet make are good ones. The huge expansion and changes to the single player campaign are great, the size of the world and the joy of exploration are the best in the series, and the new Pokemon and battle mechanics introduced all sing. However, it’s just impossible to shake the thought of how much better the game would feel if it was on more powerful hardware, or simply ran acceptably on Switch.

  • Great new Pokemon
  • Three story paths are a fantastic change
  • The open-world hunt for Pokemon is engaging
  • Exciting post-game
  • Terrible performance
4 / 5
Version tested
Nintendo Switch
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